2012 Pessac-Leognan 2e Vin du Chateau Haut-Brion
Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is classified as Second Vin du Chateau Haut-Brion. The vintage is produced from younger vines than those yielding superior releases. The 2012 Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28.5% Merlot, and 15.5% Cabernet Franc.
This Pessac-Leognan exudes red fruits, and present mild, tannic palate. Hints of freshness evolve into warm, smooth flavours. The 2012 Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion is generous, juicy, yet tighter on the mid-palate.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The beautiful second wine, the 2012 La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion, has a dense ruby/purple color, sweet raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, subtle earth and spice, supple tannins and an opulent fleshy mouthfeel. It is a terrific second wine and outstanding in its own right. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.